Faraz Shooshani

Managing Director | Senior Private Markets Consultant

Mr. Shooshani has more than 23 years of investment and consulting experience, with over 10 years focused on private equity. He joined Verus in 2016 from Strategic Investment Solutions. Mr. Shooshani is a shareholder, sits on the management committee, and he oversees private markets research and consulting at Verus. Additionally, he is the lead consultant on a number client relationships, helping the firm’s endowment & foundations, healthcare, and public clients build and manage their private markets and alternatives investments. Mr. Shooshani is a frequent speaker at investment industry conferences globally.

Prior to becoming an investment consultant, Mr. Shooshani was part of the investment management team at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he helped restructure and diversify the university’s endowment, charitable income trust, operating cash, and technology transfer stock portfolios. Previously he founded Catapult Ventures, a venture catalyst practice that launched seed- and early-stage startups as venture backed concerns in Silicon Valley.

Mr. Shooshani started his professional career with Booz Allen, a global management consulting firm focused on business strategy, operations efficiency, and information systems across sectors. Additionally, he held finance and sales and marketing roles at a number of operating companies in real estate, textiles, and semiconductor industries.

Mr. Shooshani is an active member and a volunteer at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco. He earned his master’s in business administration (MBA) from the Yale School of Management, and a bachelor of arts (BA) degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.